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Mary Marquardt Biography, Career, Family, Age, Net worth

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Who is Mary Marquardt? 

Mary Marquardt and Harrison Ford

Mary Marquardt is a former American chef, and former celebrity family member, known for being the ex-wife of Harrison Ford. Harrison Ford is an American film actor known for his immersing contribution to the entertainment industry. And well, he has amassed a fortune of over $5.4 billion in North America and over $9.3 billion worldwide. Reports say he is the seventh-highest-grossing actor in North America. 

As it is, the multiple-award-winning film actor, Harrison Ford, was born on July 13, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois, the United States of America, and is 80 years old. He was raised along with his only brother, Terence Ford, with whom he holds American citizenship by birth. Harrison Ford was married to Melissa Mathison (married between 1983 and 2004), to Mary Marquardt (married between 1964 and 1979), and is currently married to Calista Flockhart (married in 2010). 

That said, Harrison Ford started his career in the movies in 1966 at 24 and has been actively involved in film acting for over five decades. While he has been featured in over 100 movies, Harrison’s upcoming films are Thunderbolts, Indiana Jones 5, and Captain America: New World Order. On an unrelated note, Ford stands 1.8 meters or 1.85 centimeters tall. 

Side note: his political party is democratic. In this article, however, I will share his ex-wife, Mary Marquardt biography, career, net worth, Family, kids, age, divorce, education, and a few other interesting things you probably didn’t know about her. Before we continue, let’s take a quick look at her profile summary.

Profile summary

NameMary Marquardt
Age77 years
Date of birth1945
NationalityUnited States of America
Net worth$2 million

Mary Marquardt Biography 

Mary Marquardt was born on an undisclosed date and month in 1945 in her home country, the United States of America, and is 77 years old. She was raised in the company of her other siblings, whose names she is reluctant to share. 

And although not much is known about her, looking at her pictures on the internet, we can confirm that her hair color is blonde. Then again, she holds American citizenship by birth and has a White ethnic background. 

Mary Marquardt Education, Career 

Mary Marquardt had her high school diploma from one of the schools in the neighborhood where she was raised. She later enrolled in a program at the prestigious Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin, where she graduated with a degree related to liberal arts. And well, a report says she was one of the most popular cheerleaders during her years in college. 

Speaking of that, Mary didn’t pursue a career in the entertainment industry upon graduating. However, she started a career in the food industry as a chef upon realizing how passionate she was about cooking and food. During her active years in the food industry, Mary Marquardt was one of the most famous chefs in the locale where her business was based. 

Mary Marquardt Family 

Mary Marquardt was married to Harrison Ford. Marquardt and her now-divorced husband, Harrison Ford, met each other for the first time during their years at Ripon College. They started dating and would tie their wedding knot on June 18, 1964 — Mary was nineteen years old then. And because they were married relatively young, reports say Mary supported her ex-husband, Ford, during the starting stages of his career.

Harrison Ford and Mary Marquardt
Harrison Ford and Mary Marquardt

And speaking more about that, a report confirms that during those periods, Mary Marquardt advised Harrison Ford to move to Los Angeles to look for a job on the radio as a voice-over artist. And although he could not get the radio job, reports say he got to sign a contract with Columbia Pictures in California, a contract worth $150 a week. 

That said, let’s get back to it. Mary Marquardt and her ex-husband, Harrison Ford, had their first child in 1966, whom they named Benjamin Ford. In 1969, they had their second child, Willard Ford. Good moments and well, this didn’t last as the duo filed for a divorce in 1979.

The duo was married for one decade and a half until Mary discovered that Ford was having extra-marital affairs with one of his colleagues in the movies; also one of the cast members of the hit film Star Wars.

What’s more, Mary has four grandchildren: Eliel Ford, Guiliana Ford, Waylon Ford, and Ethan Ford. 

Mary Marquardt Net worth, Trivia 

Mary Marquardt has an estimated net worth of about $2 million. She earns this fortune from her career in the food industry as a chef. And speaking of the food industry, her eldest son, Benjamin Ford is also a chef who once worked with his mother, Mary, at a restaurant in Culver City, California, owned by Harrison Ford. 

Side by side, Mary’s husband has an estimated net worth of between $5 billion and $9 billion. Since we are talking about the Fords, reports say Mary’s second/last son, Willard Ford, works as a clothier. And well, he is successful at it, as he should. 

On a sad note: reports say Mary Marquardt was diagnosed with several sclerosis in the early 2000s. Although she is much better than she used to be, Mary is no longer active in the food industry. However, her son is living up to the legacy.